Bishop Police Department press release
On August 20, 2016, at approximately 1:18 A.M., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Main St. on a reported bar fight involving twenty subjects, with one possibly stabbed.
Officers met with the bouncer, who had confiscated a knife and pointed out the potential suspect as he was walking away from the bar. The suspect began running but was caught by police moments later. He was identified as 21-year-old Damen Martinez from Bishop.
The preliminary investigation tended to show two groups of individuals that may have begun arguing over a female, which escalated into the brawl. Two adults were treated as the hospital for sharp instrument wounds and released. Martinez was also treated and then booked into the Inyo County Jail charged with 245(a)(1) PC (assault with a deadly weapon), 647(f) PC (disorderly conduct), and 148(a)(1) PC (resisting arrest).
The investigation in ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Bishop Police Department either in person or by telephone: (760) 873-5866.